Associating a mime-type with an icon

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Thu Feb 26 10:44:03 EET 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 22:46, Benjamin Dauvergne wrote:
> Hello
> There is actually mime-type and icon-theme spec, but i would like to
> know if the different desktops are converging toward a same method for
> getting the icon to represent a particular mime-type.

I think the mime type spec hints about a way to do this mapping, but i
don't know if anyone is using that. Gnome is not at least, we use a
slightly different mapping.

Mimetype image/x-foo maps to gnome-mime-image-x-foo, and if that doesn't
exist it looks for gnome-mime-image.

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